Goldman sees a ‘feasible but difficult path’ for the Fed to defeat inflation without a recession

Construction workers outside the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Building, photographed on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images The Federal Reserve’s path to bringing down runaway inflation while keeping the economy from slipping into a major downturn is still open but is getting narrower, according … Read more

This was a good week for inflation numbers, but whether it can last is the big question

Gas station prices are seen in Bethesda, Maryland on August 11, 2022. Almond Ngan | AFP | Getty Images There was more good news Friday for inflation, as import prices fell more than expected and brought some much-needed relief for consumers. The report capped off a relatively upbeat week for those worried about rising prices … Read more

Fed’s Barkin says rate increases need to continue until inflation holds at 2%

Despite positive inflation data this week, Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin said Friday that more interest rate increases will be needed to tamp down price pressures. Releases this week showing that consumer and wholesale price increases softened in July were “very welcome,” Barkin told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” in a live interview. “So … Read more

The easing of inflation pressures is giving the economy some breathing room, for now

A shopping cart is seen in a supermarket as inflation affected consumer prices in Manhattan, New York City, US, June 10, 2022. Andrew Kelly | Reuters If inflation has been the biggest threat to US economic growth, then July’s data should provide signs that there is at least some relief in the pipeline. Prices were … Read more

Consumers’ expectations of future inflation decreased significantly in win for the Federal Reserve

Gas prices are displayed at an Exxon gas station on July 29, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell | Getty Images The consumer outlook for inflation decreased significantly in July amid a sharp drop in gas prices and a growing belief that the rapid surges in food and housing would also ebb in the future. … Read more

Fed Governor Bowman sees ‘similarly sized’ rate hikes ahead after three-quarter point moves

Federal Reserve Bank Governor Michelle Bowman gives her first public remarks as a Federal policymaker at an American Bankers Association conference In San Diego, California, February 11 2019. Ann Saphir | Reuters Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman said Saturday she supports the central bank’s recent big interest rate increases and thinks they are likely to … Read more

The U.S. economy has yet to face its biggest recession challenge

A person removes the nozzle from a pump at a gas station on July 29, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images You’d be hard-pressed now to find a recession in the rearview mirror. What’s down the road, though, is another story. There is no historical precedent to indicate that an … Read more

Fed’s Bullard sees more interest rate hikes ahead and no U.S. recession

St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said Wednesday that the central bank will continue raising rates until it sees compelling evidence that inflation is falling. The central bank official said he expects another 1.5 percentage points or so in interest rate increases this year as the Fed continues to battle the highest inflation levels … Read more

Fed’s James Bullard expresses confidence that the economy can achieve a ‘soft landing’

James Bullard Olivia Michael | CNBC St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said Tuesday that he still thinks the economy can avoid a recession, even though he expects the central bank will need to keep hiking rates to control inflation. “I think that inflation has come in hotter than what I would have expected … Read more

Fed’s Mary Daly says ‘our work is far from done’ in raising rates

Mary Daly, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, poses after giving a speech on the US economic outlook, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, US, November 12 2018. Ann Saphir | Reuters The Federal Reserve still has a lot of work to do before it gets inflation under control, and that means higher interest … Read more